Alternative Bridging Corporation appoints Head of Property


James Ansher alternative bridging

Alternative Bridging Corporation has supported the continued growth in its lending with the recruitment of James Ansher as Head of Property.

As Head of Property, James will support the business using his experience and expertise to further enhance service delivery and drawdown times.

With an in-depth knowledge of property law and valuations, James will oversee valuation reviews and processes and assist underwriting to ensure Alternative Bridging is able to deliver fast, accurate and robust lending decisions.

He brings a wealth of experience to Alternative Bridging, having held a number of senior property positions over a period of more than 20 years. Most recently, he was Head of Valuation at Cynergy Bank.

Alternative Bridging has already grown its Sales and Case Management teams this year and the lender plans to make further senior appointments in the coming months.

Stephen Meller, Director at Alternative Bridging Corporation, says: 

“Our ambition is to be best in class in terms of the service we offer as we continue to grow our business.

At the same time, we know that this growth must be achieved in a considered and careful manner.

Given that property remains the foundation of what we do, the experience that James brings to Alternative Bridging will be hugely valuable in helping us to continue to grow our loan book in a sustainable and prudent manner.

He’s an experienced and motivated senior chartered surveyor and registered valuer, with an excellent track record in valuation asset management, investment, development and estate management.

This is an important senior appointment that signals our intent to the market, and it won’t be the last recruitment of this nature.

We are looking forward to making another announcement in the coming weeks.”

James Ansher, Head of Property at Alternative Bridging Corporation, said: 

“I’m delighted to join Alternative Bridging Corporation in this new role.

As a business with more than three decades of experience in property lending, the team at Alternative Bridging understand the complexities that can influence a lending decision and the importance of specialist property knowledge.

I am confident that we can set new standards in what brokers and borrowers can expect from a lender and I’m looking forward to making a difference in this market.”